First, let’s look at the Constitution: From Article I, Section 8 Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; Clause 2: To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; And for a good measure, Amendment XVI: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. By the way, amendments are just as binding as the original document written in 1787. In fact, if amendments that are correctly enacted contradict the original document, the amendments take precedence. Just by looking at these details, I can reasonably conclude that the Food Stamp Program is in no way in violation of this Constitution, even if the spending on them causes budget deficits. And Amendment XVI makes it very clear that the government can tax income. The government probably could still tax income even without the amendment, just because of Article I, Section 8, Clause 1. (If I'm wrong, sue me.) What is the point of my pointing this out if most educated people would have known this already? My point is that all of you comfy, chuffed, upper middle class arrogant dumbshits who complain so much about entitlement programs and taxes and yet trumpet the Constitution as the greatest wisdom ever written by men have no more of a Constitutional claim to your taxed income than a welfare queen has to her food stamps! "Welfare" is in the constitution multiple times; "Capitalism" a big fat zero! Yes, there are limits. If Congress enacted a 100% tax on all income, while this might be a shitty idea, it would not be a Constitutional or legal issue! You would just vote those assholes out of office when the time came! If you think I’m being crude or harsh, or that my generalizations are unfair, just look at your favorite radio host, Rush Limbaugh. You reap what you sow, hypocrites!